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area chapters of the red cross super storm sandy. meanwhile the red cross is conducting blood drives in unaffected states. officials said they have been 100 blood drive campaigns in 11 east coast is already due to the storm. >> on hurricane sandy when that storm is now and where it is expect to go. plus a look at our weather. >> to put some of this into perspective 13 ft. storm surge flooded manhattan's tip. sandy has been downgraded to a poster of all cyclone. we saw the maximum sustained winds of 60 mi. per hour. i want to take a wider look at the storm and you can see how massive if he is. the red on the screen indicate heavy to moderate rainfalls you consider blue on your screen indicate where we are seeing snow in the appalachians. the storm is particularly nasty because it is a conversion of two separate systems. we have a category one hurricane coming west. and cold air coming south from the arctiw >> just to show you how much rainfall we are expecting at the 7:00 a.m. our a 10th of an inch for washington d.c.. trace amounts for new york city not to bet just yet. as we head to
left behind by sandy. right now that storm to blame for at least 50 deaths just here in the u.s. more than 8.5 million homes and businesses from maine all the way to the carolinas still in the dark. widespread outages in lower han at an. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the u.s. as well. so far it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> thousands of area residents are slowly getting their power back, but thousands more are still in the dark. dominion virginia is working to restore electricity to more than 20,000 customers in northern virginia. novec has more than 3,300 homes and businesses in the dark. 1,500 pepco customers have no electricity. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederick, and
and expecting two to three feet by wednesday morning. this is post tropical cyclone sandy. it did make landfall near atlantic city earlier this evening. you see the bands of rain continuing to move in. right now i sti is still windy n atlantic city. peak wind gusts to 46 miles an york and the battery in actually peak water level was 13.88 feet. that is all-time record. this system will continue to work its way up to the northwest and to the north, but the effects of it in the form of rain and snow will continue all the way through wednesday, possibly even beyond. we have rain coming to the bay area. i'll be back with live doppler 7-hd. >> carolyn: members of the california national guard are headed east. 88 troops took off in transport planes at moffett field. they will report to north carolina and be knriopd in there. red cross has cancelled hundred blood drives on the east coast and to help make up for the blood loss there are several blood drives taking place here this week. we'll let you know where to go on our website. >> dan: the storm is massive. as a result. thousands of flights were ca
inflicted by sandy. >>> thousands remain stranded in hoboken. millions will remain without power for much of the week as the massive rebuilding and cleanup gets underway and all of this when millions of americans are getting ready to vote. certainly not a time for tricks and treats on this halloween wednesday. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> 46 people have now been killed in the disastrous wrath of hurricane sandy and many more remain trapped. the storm could wind up costing $50 billion in property damage and lost business. these are the newest images coming in to us from the height of the storm on monday night. surveillance video shows water filling the tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river, but the damage along the jersey shore is something we have never seen before. these are ariel photos you can see. most of the six people killed in that state died on long beach island and a neighboring barrier island. governor chris christie calls the devastation unthinkable. tuesday he tried to comfort one of the many victims. >> very diffic
rain and strong winds from hurricane sandy are hammering the north carolina coastline. conditions are expected to get worse overnight. sandy is making her presence felt along the eastern seaboard tonight. >> forecasters warn the outer bands of this storm are just a preview of the hurricane's strength. we have team coverage tonight as the storm approaches the mid-atlantic region. sarah sampson is in ocean city tonight, where residents could be on the front line of the storm. george is in the low-lying areas of fell's point as people are gathering sandbags. but let's go to our meteorologist who is tracking the storm. john, what's the latest? >> well, sandy is a hurricane, marginal, category one, with 75-mile-an-hour winds, a little better than 300 miles away from cape hatteras. here's what the weather looks like for us. we had the cold front to the west and all that moisture coming up from the south from sandy. but it's kind of held down to the extreme southeast virginia, the mouth of the chesapeake bay. we've had a very nice afternoon this afternoon so far. let's switch over to our
-up for hurricane sandy claims another life. i'm cheryl connor with details of a man who died white cut down a tree. >>> sandy is still sending cooler temperatures in ore area. >>> are you trying to figure out what do with all the halloween candy. why not serve our troops overseas. >>> tonight, we may never look at a leaning tree the same again. >> a contractor removing trees in annapolis was killed when a tree fell on him. this is just a horrible story. >>reporter: yeah, absolute awful. he had experience on the job. he was cleaning up after hurricane sandy, just as so many people in the area are doing. a friend called it a freak accident, one his son had to watch. >>reporter: there's absolute hear ache in saint margarets. family and friends gather in a front lawn waiting for their loved one's body to be taken off property. >> just kills me. >>reporter: this man says his friend, 50-year-old santiago lopez were working along side other men, trimming trees damaged by hurricane sandy. they were in the back of this house when lopez was hit by a tree and died instantly. . >> it was an accident. terrible
sandy is bringing so much rain and so much wind. >> and you can stay with our coverage even if you are not on the tv or near it we are streaming live at abc2news.com and abc2 mobile app accessible on ipad and smart devices to. down low it text wmar to 46988 and when the power is out you will be able to stay informed with our live stream. >>> we are going to go over to a break and see what's going on and we will regroup and catch with up you in a bit. this is the big story and what we are tracking all morning hurricane sandy. >> we are megan and we are talking about winds that sandy is churning up. we are seeing close to a gust of 40 miles an hour in kent island. lots of rain to talk about. i will show you the radar. stick around and we will be right back. >> reporter: well, hurricane sandy has shut down the route 50 in ocean city and the heavy rains are causing the camera to shake. we will let you know how the storm will impact baltimore coming up on good morning maryland. >>> you are watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> not ghost or goblins you h
by the super storm known as sandy. welcome to 9 news at 7:00. i' derek mcginty. >> the death toll in the united states now at least 40. many of those victims killed by falling trees. more than 8 million people are without power up and down the east coast. experts say sandy could end up costing $20 billion in damage with billions more expected in lost business. metro is running on a limited schedule tonight. full service resumes tomorrow. d.c. area airports are back up and running, but make sure to check with the individual airline before leaving, and the federal government, most local governments and schools say they will open at the regular time tomorrow. think of old town alexandria or georgetown when we talk about the storm surge and the flooding. in fact we have a crew watching high tide in old town right now. >> they are also playing very close attention to the river up in frederick. that's where our ryan dean is live monitoring the flooding there. ryan? >> reporter: good evening to you. actually a trail that goes down to the river, this trail has been cut off because the ri
sandy, destrucciÓn. socorristas no paran de rescatar a damnificados, el presidente obama recorre junto a chris christie zonas debvastadas. el personal mÉdico salvÓ la vida de una bebÉ hispana que solo pesa dos libras. y celebraciÓn gigante en san francisco, decenas de fanÁticos celebraron a los campeones de la serie mundial. con esto empezamos. ♪ >>> este es su "noticiero univisiÓn" con jorge ramos y marÍa elena salinas. >>> buenas noches. el asombro por la devastaciÓn da paso a un esfuerzo sobre humano para dar sentido de normalidad tras el paso de sandy, mientras se lamenta las muertes, el enfoque es ponerse de pie. tenemos una amplia cobertura. adelante fÉlix. >>> gracias, jorge, marÍa elena. estamos en nueva york en esta cobertura especial, hace minutos salimos de aquÍ donde le vamos a contar con lo que encontramos aquÍ, una historia increible, una de las mÁs increÍbles del paso de sandy, y vamos staten island, una pequeÑa isla que pasa momentos difÍciles. >>> tres dÍas despuÉs de la llegada de sandy las labores de rescate de vÍctimas no ceso. hoy se int
>>> welcome to our extended coverage of 9news tracking hurricane sandy. >> the storm made landfall not far from atlantic city in the last hour. here's what else we can tell you tonight. the federal government will be closed again tomorrow, as will most school systems in our area including d.c., alexandria and fairfax. prince george's, charles, frederick and montgomery county schools. you can see the full list at www.wusa9.com. >> also all flights at local airports are canceled until further notice and vre, marc rail and amtrak have canceled service for tomorrow. metro will not have service in the rning. >> in maryland the speed limit on all interstates is being lowered to 45 miles an hour as a precaution. maryland state police urge everyone to just stay off the roads if at all possible. >> now we're also hearing about evacuation orders for parts of the huntington area of fairfax county. this impacts people living along fenwick drive and arlington terrace. you may remember the huntington neighborhood has been prone to flooding before. we've got a crew heading that way. we'll bring y
this morning." the damage from sandy is staggering. more than 50 dead and nearly 7 million people without power. >> the storm has crippled travel along the east coast. we are inside an airline command center to see the struggle to get back to normal. >> and a massive construction crane continues to dangle over midtown manhattan. john miller takes us inside what went wrong. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> it's the worst thing that happened in this city, certainly, since 9/11. >> millions in the northeast struggle in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> the death toll continues to rise as a result of the storm. >> more than 6.5 million people are still without electricity. >> very difficult day. >> new jersey certainly hit the hardest. >> itis sight of devastation that makes it look as if there had been a bombing there. >> rescue teams trying to go house to house helping those who could not leave on their own. >> trapped in their house for 24 hours now. no cold. no heat. no electric. a lot of them were just tired. >> it could take days befo
it is wednesday, october 31, 2012. welcome to cbs this morning. the damage from sandy is staggering. 50 dead. 7 million people without power. >> the storm has crippled travel along the east coast. we're inside an airline command center to see the struggle to get back to normal. >> massive construction crane continues to dangle over midtown manhattan. john miller takes us inside what went >> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> it's the worst thing that happened to this city certainly since 9/11. >> millions in the northeast struggle in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> at least 55 deaths are reported. >> in sandy's wake, 6.5 million people are still without electricity. >> very difficult day. >> new jersey hit the hardest. >> site of devastation that makes it took like there was a bombing there. >> rescue teams triangle to go house to house helping those who couldn't leave on their own. >> trapped in their house for 24 hours. >> a lot of them were tired. >> take days before subway lines are running normal in new york city. >> most popular guy
and the dramatic story of the ship that sailed into the heart of sandy battling 18-foot waves until it capsized and sank. a passenger saw a heroic helicopter pilot coming to save them. >>> and new york city watching the waters rise. the busiest city in america, a landmark line a ghost town. >>> and on this night when 60 million americans are feeling the effects of hurricane sandy, the abc news team is out in force on every corner of the storm. tonight, the moment it crashes on land, our team in the storm zone bringing you what's happening at this hour as "world news" begins. >>> good evening, and welcome to this special one-hour edition of "world news," and as we come on the air, it is happening right now, hurricane sandy crashing on shore. winds now at 90 miles per hour, and this storm is so big, so vast, 60 million americans will feel its power. tonight our extreme weather team is all over the storm zone ready to report, so let's go straight to abc's meteorologist ginger zee, who is right in the bull's-eye as the storm is hitting the shore now in atlantic city, new jersey. ginger? >> we're es
business. coast. let's get right to cbs repor randall pinkston, in new yok city. >>> superstorm sandy roars ashore and slams into the east coast. let's get right to randall pinkston, live in new york city. >> reporter: i would be standing in the hudson river. it caused the waters to overflow the seawall. the danger isn't over. sandy roared ashore early monday evening, packing sustained winds of 80 miles per hour with gusts over 100. the storm blew out windows and flooded streets up and down the east coast, tearing up atlantic city's famous boardwalk. the storm cut electricity to more than two million homes and businesses. this is video of a power substation exploding in new york. >> we knew this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: new york city has all but shut down. the powerful storm surge pushed the warytsz of the hudson river through the seawall and onto the walkway. tidal waters were sent into a major traffic tunnel linking manhattan and brooklyn. sandy's winds also caused a high-rise crane to collapse. it was left dangling over
>> how is it looking today? >> much better, but we are still having hurricane sandy. it is taking a long time to dissolve. it is pretty chilly out there. we have 49 degrees in downtown baltimore and 44 in keene's bill. looking at the forecast for today, high temperatures only in the mid-50s's, and it is going to feel colder, gusting at about 20 miles per hour. again and maybe just a little bit of a sprinkle in the western suburbs. we will continue to talk about this in the forecast. are the roads shaping up? >> let's check some closures. on hartford road, and at 152 at singer wrote, so far so good in terms of speed sensors not thinking of a lot. we are making our way towards 795. we are at 55 miles per hour. if you are going to travel further south, 54 miles per hour. 95 checks out ok. let's give you a live view of traffic. so far so good now on the major roadways. we will let you know if anything crops up. that is the latest. >> city police are dealing with several different incidents in the last 12 hours, including a shooting that happened just after midnight in north baltimore.
saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. unfortunately sandy has left behind a lot of debris outin' the roads. and in baltimore county, it's actually caused a historic whiskey plant in cockiesville to partially collapse. so the northbound lanes of york road are now shut down at railroad avenue. you will want to use warren road, scwann road or even 83 as your alternate routes. there are several accidents working right now. we do have some trouble in baltimore city where there's a crash right on wabash avenue right at northern parkway, and then another accident on hilton parkway at north avenue. for those of you traveling on the beltway, here's a live look right now at the west side at liberty road. traffic moving right along. there are no delays on the inner loop through pikesville. the outer loop nice and clear down towards 95. and this is what 95 looks like downtown, traffic moving right along here at 395. the roads still going to be pretty wet, so take some precaution as you do head out, and unfortunately, we do have another crash to tell you
>>> well sandy is not even here yet, but it is huffing and puffing at our door tonight. >> every summer we race to the waters and it is covering our summer getaway. i'm kelly swoope. >> i'm jamie costello. >> that water was way down earlier today. it is way up tonight. you're feeling the wind. we haven't seen anything yet. >> and jamie and kelly we have been tracking the weather as it deteriorates across the state. through this evening it will get worse overnight and ramp up tomorrow. hurricane sandy. here is a look at her. powerful storm riding up the east coast now. winds up to 75 miles per hour. we have seen zero weakening. but we also feel there could be some slight intense fix as the storm pin whiles its way back into the mid-atlantic states and still taking it up north of the delaware bay, the center point could be at lan tick city, new jersey. the heaviest rains flooding rains across maryland and delaware and significant prolonged high wind gusts in excess of 60, even 70 miles per hour. we have a hurricane warning in effect for the entire chesapeake bay. we will cycle thro
your head-start to home cooked. >>> fog the big story nationwide sandy. good morning thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. president obama has declared new york and long island disaster areas because of the damage they've suffered from superstorm sandy live look at new jersey flooding is a big problem. so far 17 deaths are attributed to the storm. more than seven million up and down the east coast without power, 13 foot storm surge caused widespread flooding. tahman bradley in maryland with an update. >> reporter: along the east coast, signs of sandy's fury, lady liberty's torch out power outages spread, five million in the dark 1.5 million evacuated sandy made landfall along the new jersey coast, 80 mile per hour wind as and flooding high tides, rough surf battered the coastline. this morning entire sections of atlantic city are underwater. >> people who decided to ride out the storm were left stranded. new jersey governor announced no rescue services until today. >> i cannot in good conscience send them in the dark given all the various hazards that w
york and new jersey are taking stock of overwhelming devastation left from superstorm sandy. >> some of the worst damage is along the jersey shore where floods and outages prompted governor chris christie to postpone halloween. alison harmelin is in atlantic city. >> reporter: anita, a clear sunny day here at the jersey shore only made it so much more evident that the destruction is everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a closeup look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor christie over devastated areas of the state where superstorm sandy hit with full force. record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. in the tiny beach community of long port, new jersey, the storm surge brought the beach literally right onto the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. they came out bikes to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: further up the jersey shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the storm lifted homes off t
boy at mema headquarters with the latest. >> sandy is picking up speed and strength. it will make landfall between 8 and 10 p.m., which is unfortunate because high tide is scheduled for 8:25. it will be six feet higher. the bay bridge is closed. the at many bridge is closed -- hatem bridge is closed. the 95, the susquehanna is looking close to being closed. they're looking at 85 miles an hour. when that happens it will be closed. tomorrow the governor said mta metro will not run, buses, light rails. also no early voting tomorrow. he said he will try and figure out when we can make up those hours. but for a third day in a row early voting will be closed and state government will be closed for a second day in a row. right now there are about 75,000 people without power in the state of maryland. that is going to continue. we'll have another briefing from governor o'malley at 9:30 this evening. reporting from reisterstown. >> joanne wrote in downtown already has cars under water. >>> all right. we're continuing to track hurricane sandy. it started at 4:00 this morning. >> let's go to
>> we are tracking hurricanes sandy as it moves our way. >> i am live in eastern baltimore county. >> i am lowell melser live in ocean city, maryland. i will have details coming up in a live report. >> you are watching wbal-tv 11 news. live, local, late breaking, this is 11 news at 6:00. >> our big story tonight is the preparation for and status of hurricane sandy. >> thousands are being told to evacuate. >> airlines have canceled more than 5000 flights as it moves north. we have lied team coverage. first, we throw it over to tom tasselmyer. he has been tracking the storm for day. >> it is still a ways off but already impacting our whether. it is well over 300 miles to the south of ocean city. we have been dealing with showers on the eastern shore down to north carolina. even though it is hundreds of miles away, it is already influencing our weather. we have the front off to the west. then we have the bands coming in from the east. the two will combine to with the maryland-pennsylvania line. where they come together, snady is expected to become stronger. the storm is only going to
>>> good morning more on sandy in just a moment. thanks for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. i saw fog, low clouds and had to drive through dense fog. >> definitely dense fog out there. live doppler shows that it is dry other than that fog and mist hanging in the air this morning. fog advisories until 9:00 for the north bay valleys, along the coast, it looks like that's where going to stay into san francisco, the fog is not listening the fog has moved to the east bay shore, quarter mile at hayward, half mile oakland now it has moved into parts of the east bay valleys, concord 3/4 of a mile, quarter mile north bay valleys where thickest and most widespread now going to stay that way until at least 9:00 then a slow reveal of sunshine like we had yesterday, with the hraoet area -- least likely area to get sun at the coast. -- most of our sunshine in the east bay valleys, mid to upper 70s for you. now traffic. >>> san rafael here the fog fairly thick south 101 past civic center, tail lights disappearing in the fog as you head southbound. the it does get patchy and
>>> sandy's impact. trees and wires mangled roads impassable. more than 100,000 people without power in our area alone. >> meanwhile, the most extensive damage is in the big apple. the biggest city left under water. >> welcome. i'm barbara harrison. i'm keith russell. montgomery county schools announced they will be open on time tomorrow. once again, montgomery county schools will be open for business tomorrow. >> right now, we are going to lieutenant governor of maryland who is speaking right now. there's a press conference under way for the state of maryland. take a listen. >> hats off to everyone with mention to the work being done by the national guard as well as the maryland state police. >> governor, thank you. let me update you on a couple situations. we are experiencing -- the things we are looking for right now as this storm moves off and up into the susquehanna, the flooding issues will be with us for quite a few days. we are monitoring the flow. as you know, from these events, that will be a concern of ours for several days. there is some flooding of rivers we are an
. this is a story about two places left powerless by sandy. 5,500 columbia pike, a swank ten-story apartment house in arlington. and beverly hills. no, not that beverly hills. this beverly hills. beverly hills, 22305 in alexandria. it seal like every time there is a storm, trees in beverly hills fall like pick-up sticks. >> you've lived here on old dominion boulevard. how long? >> five years. >> reporter: and how many time have you lost power? >> about seven. >> reporter: there's a tree down in front of 5500. it didn't cause the outage. it is just symbolic. you can imagine what life is like in the dark, in a high rise. >> i feel like amish. pretty much. it's like back in the woods camping. >> it's very hard to find things in the dark. >> reporter: what floor are you on in. >> the sixth. >> reporter: so you have to walk up? >> yeah. >> reporter: and then walk down. >> yes. >> reporter: it is doubling frustrating in a high rise because everything is underground. you cannot see the power problem. they say it's a grid thing. not so in beverly hills 22305. that problem is right out there in your front
the events ahead of sandy. president obama will campaign alongside president clinton and dave matthews. the president is back on the campaign trail today. he's on his way to wisconsin as we speak. he'll visit nevada and colorado today. the president took a three-daybreak from campaigning to oversee the government's response to hurricane sandy. part of the presentation will focus on the effort to provide relief of those affected by the massive storm. >> the death toll is climbing four days after sandy made land fall. the storm claimed 75 lives. more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power along the east coast. most in the new york area and that area around new york city. president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore. during the tour, the president pledged support along the long haul. >> sandy brought flooding and now it's causing gridlock. this is the long back up of cars trying to get into the city this morning. drivers had to go through a police check point and prove they had three people in the car. it was encouraged to encourage car pooling. >>> closer to home,
park. right now to our continuing coverage of hurricane sandy. >> the national guard is on the move to help. 88 left today from moffett field they're head together east coast after the storm pushes through. that unit is pushing up two planes with choppers and water boats it will deploy from charlotte, north carolina. thousands of flights have been cancelled because of hurricane sandy, that is stranding travelers here in the bay area. >> david louie joins us live from san francisco international airport with more, david? >> the question is closing down those airports... the word cancelled appeared all over the boards, some airlines set up areas just to handle paengss. dr. evans and the family saw their flight cancelled yesterday. he has cancer patients scheduled for chemotherapy. >> only way to figure out how to get home before waens was to fly to st. louis through denver with a three-hour layover, then drive to massachusetts. 22 hours. >> that is a nightmare. >> it's a mess, a mess. i just hope we're safe, driving. >> this passenger flying from l.a. to newark, new jersey. she ended
to those affected by all of this. >>> sandy hit new jersey the hardest piling boats on top of one another. just like toys you would see pieing them under water and under p sand. mandy is -- many are saying they will start to rebuild. how are people coping there? >> we are in a tiny town in southern new jersey on the delaware bay. it is pretty deserted as we pulled in this morning. any one who will be back in their homes will be heartbroken in this tiny little town. there's only one road in and out of this area. evacuation orders were in effect. from what we understand at least half of the residents did heed those warnings. if you take a look at what sandy left behind they will be glad they did. debris is strewn every where. there's a home on the backside here that you can't quite see. it looks like a wall of water slammed into it and blew it open. almost looks like it exploded from the inside. this white house swept off of its foundation. this scene is repeated up and down this road that is muddy and still very wet and people's belongings strewn all over their power lines down propane tan
the big story today sandy. she has been the story for a while. what you want to know am i going lose power? is my home going to be flooded. linda so is out live at bwi where flights are delayed and canceled and that's bge's staging area. >> point a hot sot when it comes to flooding when the -- a who the spot when it comes -- hot spot when it comes to flood and we could see it with sandy. >> let's check the weather with meteorologist lynette charles. how is it looking. >> we don't have another update. the next one will be in maybe a little before 8:00. but at the 5:00 advisory look what we had. hurricane sandy winds sustained at 85 miles an hour. so it has begun to strengthen once again. and look at the pressure. 946 it keeps dropping. that is strong intense system that we are dealing with right now. it's about 300 miles east southeast of ocean city and continues to make its way up the coast as we go through the remainder of today. already, dropping plenty of rain across the eastern shore and all this is funneling in from the east to the west. that alone shows you how crazy the s
thanks for joining us. >>> states of emergency. the entire northeast braces for sandy as that monster storm moves closer to the coast. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to this special edition of "news 4 today." it is monday, october 29th, 2012. we're can ttracking hurricane s as it moves closer to the east coast. basically, everything between here and connecticut is shut down. >> everything is closed down. that includes the federal government. nonessential employees, stay home today. schools closed in maryland, virginia, as well as d.c. metro trains and buses are shut down for the first time since 2003. marc, vre, also all closed today. and amtrak service in the northeast corridor shut down today as well. >> most of the students in our area are also getting the day off today. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning as well as all private schools in the area. you can find a complete list of school and business closings running at the bottom of your screen as well as online at nbcwas
, destruction and devastation, sandy pounded the east coast for two days. this morning she may be dpon, but the impacts will be -- she may be gone, but the impacts will be long lasting. >>> if you are waking up with power this morning, you are one of the lucky ones, that's for sure, because thousands of people in our area in the dark this morning. bge say they are working on it and they are working around the clock to get those lights back on. thanks for joining us, everybody can breathe a sigh of relief. it appears that we are finally out of the woods. i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. during the past two days you heard about sandy's winds, you heard the winds howling outside. the storm was strong. but now we can show you just how strong things really were. check out this new video. you usually don't see those trees on top of homes and cars, but rarely do you see an uprooted tree in action. >> this is on the north shore of long island, an area that was hit so hard. luckily no injuries were reported from this incident. this video, though, so stunning. i actually looked over a
of manhattan are under evacuation orders. hurricane sandy is making her presence felt along the north carolina coast. it's bringing rain, big waves and strong winds. and here's a live picture from atlantic city, new jersey. the camera is shaking in the wind ask there's rain there as well. sandy is expected to get a power punch when it collides with two other storms, and that super storm could dump rain or snow over 800 miles from the east coast to the great lakes. >>> good evening, thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. we beginning our team coverage of the developing storm with leigh glaser. i understand sandy is expected to come ashore tomorrow? >> leigh: late monday night, throughout the morning hours on tuesday, and looks like atlantic city could be the place where the superstorm makes landfall. let get to live doppler 7hd. you can see -- we're going to put the satellite on there as well. cape hatteras, north carolina, 50 miles-per-hour winds, virginia beach, virginia as well. 45 miles-per-hour, and you can see the rain bands churning and moving inland. the width of the storm, over 500 m
. hurricane sandy threatens 65 billion people. what experts say will be the most destructive part of the storm. >>> tonight could be the night for the giants game. the world series is under way in detroit. the much needed boost the detroit city is expected to get. >> good evening. >> fighting and the storm surge, the biggest concerns right now. >> and hurricane sandy isn't expected to make landfall until tomorrow night. it's already causing dangerous conditions along the east coast. authorities are warning new york city could be hit with an 11-foot wall of water. washington, d.c. will be closed for business tomorrow. new york city is in emergency mode. duarte geraldineo has the latest on hurricane sandy. we see authorities raining where you are. >> it's hard to believe the storm is about a day away because the storm is picking up. the surf is getting taller. as i speak, millions of people have been evacuated. yet, there's a still a sizable contingent, a large number of people who say they refuse to go. they are not lifting to emergency officials and they are weathering the storm in their own h
right now hurricane sandy is 200 miles off the east coast. sending heavy rain and high winds slamming into coastal areas. here's a live picture from atlantic city, new jersey. the water there off to the left where it's dark. you can see at the camera jumping around because of the winds out there. now, officials have been telling residents, sandy is a life-threatening event and have been urging people to move inland. some things you can't move. sandy swamped boats tied up on docks and is flooding highways and inland areas. forecasters warn sandy could affect 50 million people before she is done. leigh glaser has been tracking hurricane sandy on live doppler 7hd. leigh? >> leigh: very, very serious, dangerous storm system, not only because you have the hurricane coming onshore but an area of low pressure developing to in the north and east, and that's going to sweep in, causing this to become a super storm. live doppler 7hd, you see the actual -- it's not really a well-defined eye but you can see the counterclockwise spin of the system. the width of this storm, incredible, at o
is the parade for the giants also halloween. all of that threat of rain. >> and then there's hurricane sandy threatening the east coast. mike has the weather. >>> we start with what is happening right now. good morning. half mile concord, quarter napa, most dangerous coming down 101 through novato now mile and half at half moon bay expect more of these areas to see less and less visibility as we head through the morning this is going to slowly leak northwest to southeast across the bay shoreline. watch out for varying conditions this morning and the next couple of hours with that thick fog. storm track still well north, it is close enough now we are getting an onshore breeze offshore wind that brought a mild weekend is over that's why we have the clouds back and foggy conditions this morning. most of us will be clear by noon, except the coast, 58 coast, mid to upper 60s for the rest of us, clouds hang at the coast during the afternoon, mid 60s rest of us low to mid 70s 4:00, clouds push back east into the bay by 7:00, mid 60s for you, 69 inland need a coat at the coast, 59° there. next thre
ng large parts of long isla. plunging millions into darks .. twelve >>> sandy storming ashore tonight, submerging large parts of long island, plunging millions into darkness, leaving at least 12 people dead. the latest on the storm's destructive path in a live report ahead. >>> the giants return home to a hero's welcome. the wild scene at at&t park and plans for an even bigger celebration in just36 hour -- in just 36 hours. >>> i thought he was dead. a part of his feet was under the train. >> a pedestrian stepped in the path of a train. how a phone call could have cost him his life. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. from lights in manhattan still shining tonight, but millions are in the dark as sandy slams the nation's east coast. this is a live look at new york city hit hard by the drenching storm. sandy is no longer classified as a hurricane, but her punch is practically still strong. >> reporter: about three hours ago i would have been stand investigate hudson river, the powerful storm surge caused the waters of the hudson to overflow the sea wall, come into
>> and super storm sandy is going through the east coast. this storm has millions of people without power this morning. many of them are stranded and the public transit is down in new york. >> here in asbury park new jersey flooding is a major issue that people are waking up to. this is what we have been seeing from street to street. and this stop sign was knocked down and as people wake up they found that their home was full of water. sandy slammed into new jersey at 80 mi. per hour. the storm did major damage to the new york area. a number of new york subway systemer i stating that they hae never experienced anything like this before. they stated that sandy has wreaked havoc on their transportation system. >> we knew that the storm would be very dangerous and it has met our expectations. we are seeing a lot of water throughout manhattan new york. >> speaking of power outages here in new jersey there are 2.3 million people without power. more than 7 million people are without power due to the storm. this is a very cold and windy day. teachin >> a live picture here shows west 57th s
with the effects of sandy, mitt romney continues to campaign in key battleground states. we've got brand-new poll numbers. all of that, and our own brian williams goes home to battered point pleasant beach, new jersey. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. have died as a result of hurricane sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look as cars are lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive leak, a fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gallons of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from staten island. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, these are such intense images. look at that as thre
in the presidential r. " residents try to cope wite new normal...sandy turned neighborhood blocks into pis of debris...we'll have that . >>> where california voters stand in the presidential race. >>> residents try to cope with a new normal. after hurricane sandy turned neighborhood blocks into piles of debris. >>> a surveillance photo flushes out a forgetful lottery winner. it is 7:00 on saturday morning november 3rd. thanks for joining us. election day is just three days away in california. a final pre election survey by the nonpartisan field poll shows obama leading mitt romney. the 15 point gap is considered a big lead. back in september obama had a 24 point lead. experts say romney has managed to improve his standings among a lot of california voters. this last weekend before election day we are expecting a big push from political cam pands. bay area ballot counters have noticed something different this election season. >>> around our district there is probably about at least eight or nine spot corners like this. >> corners where schoolteachers are waging a last minute battle for voters to supp
. >> that doesn't mean we were spared. sandy left her mark on downed trees. >> we have two people who have been killed, two from car accidents. one man died what he tree fell on top of him. nationally we have 39 people dying because of this storm so far. >> most of us are just dealing with the podges -- power outages and the cleanup but one family is grieving the death of a father. people have been coming by looking at the home. it's been devastating for the family. >> reporter: the pasadena man who died in the storm was standing in his kitchen when it happened. a large tree in his fronts yard snapped, crashing into the house killing 74-year-old donald ulman. we caught up with cannata's son. he said their last conversation will haunt him for some time. >> was standing in the doorway. he said what's the matter, son. said i'm a little nervous. the trees are swaying. what's your big concern. that a tree might fall on us pop. that's the last i seen of him. he was killed in the kitchen. >> reporter: two other marylanders died in the storm. one in montgomery county, one in prince george's county. bot
sandy se acerca a la ciudad de nueva york. >> algunos a pesar de vivir en las Áreas obligadas a evacuar, se quedaran en sus hogares. es que el agua no llegarÁ al tercer piso, tenemos comida y todo en la casa nos vamos a quedar juntos. >> mientras tanto que otros ante la amenaza del monstruo decieron evacuar a Último minutonos vamos porque evacuaron y la cosa se estÁ poniendo mÁs fea y nos vamos para casa de mi mamÁ. >> no hay trenes subterrÁneo ni autobuses funcionando, la bolsa de valores cerrÓ siendo que wal street cancela las operaciones debido al clima, las principales vÍas de acceso asi como los tÚneles para entrar y salir de manhattan permanecen clausurados el martes tampoco habrÁ clases en ninguna de las escuelas pÚblicas de de la ciudad. pero hay a alarmas a lo que viven en tierra firme, para ellos podrÍa destruir su casa bote que han vivido por los Últimos 25 aÑos. >> que si se hunde no tenemos en donde vivir porque por el momento estamos viviendo y el agua estÁ muylta y no sabemos que pasarÁ. >> bien en medio de media hora a las 7 en punto otros puentes y tÚne
of hurricane sandy in salisbury. look at this, crews there working to rescue people from water logged homes. that city is one of many swamped by the super storm's heavy rains and the river like waters even unearthed a couple caskets. this happened at a cemetery in crisfield. those corpses remained in the caskets. >>> the death toll from sandy is up now to four here in our state. it turns out that a contractor working on tree removal in annapolis was killed when one of those trees fell on top of him. it happened yesterday afternoon. another man died earlier this week when a tree fell on his house. the other two deaths were related to car crashes and sandy. >>> as cleanup continues in new york and new jersey, we are receiving incredible videos, search and recovery videos in the efforts of this disaster zone. this is video there helicopter 23 over staten island new york. it's named after 23 new york city police officers who lost their lives on september 11th. the crew performed a rooftop rescue in a flooded neighborhood. they helped five adults and a child trapped get out of their house. >>> a
develop into your weekend. >> thank you. the clean up from sandy continues in new york and new jersey. >> brandy hitt is in lower manhattan with almost no power. >> reporter: three days after sandy made landfall thousands of families in hobeken are still trapped by floodwaters. >> it's really scary. we don't have that much food. we spared a little bit. >> reporter: while national guard rescues people stranded here fires continue to burn further south where homes have been flattened. >> you hear the gas, for days,. >> reporter: it's gone in to the streets because crews can't reach the area to turn it off. >> you never really expected this to be this bad. >> reporter: help and relief is being delivered but frustration is growing. at howard beach entire working class neighborhoods have been destroyed and people feel they have been forgotten. >> i have -- red cross, salvation army, fema, nobody. >> reporter: it'll take weeks to recover from the destruction and parts of new york city are still paralyzed. some subway service has returned and it was announced that power will be restored
of super storm sandy and those efforts, they are focused in parts of new york and new jersey, after the storm interrupted access to most mass transit. today, new york subway system, they did offer the limited service, but the drivers, using bridges in and out of manhattan, they needed to go through check points to prove that they have at least three people in the car. >>> some cabs, they did stop flooding in new york today because of the concerns about fuel. gas shortages are causing long lines at the stations in new york, new jersey, and connecticut. aaa says that those problems, they stem from the shortages and a lack of electricity to power the pumps. >>> in the last two hours, amtrak announced that they are starting to restore limited service between new york and philadelphia. today, the rail service, they did say that they had cleared the water from one of its tunnels under the hudson river. clearing the water and debris from the new jersey coastline could be a whole different matter. and sarah shuckman filed this report from long island. >> reporter: the new jersey national gu
, the perfect storm. sandy brings utt devastation overnight. unprecedented walls of water destroy the coastline and slam new york city. so much of the skyline plunged into darkness. a record-breaking loss of power. floodwaters pour into tunnels. hospitals forced to evacuate. >> oh, my goodness. it is an infant. >> now, new dangers. >> not by water, not by flood, not by sandy. but by fire. >> nine states under a state of emergency right now. all the latest on the catastrophic damage, dramatic rescues and where the storm is headed next. our extreme weather team, live, in the storm zone. "good morning america's" special coverage starts, right now. >>> and you are lookingt the scene overnight in parts of new york city. fires raging in the floodwaters. dozens of homes destroyed. entire neighborhoods on fire. we have new pieces of information pouring in every minute right now. this storm has taken many lives. at least 16 so far. there's so much devastation. >> it is remarkable, we're seeing these images more and more. and the 7.5 million people are out of power at this hour. the center of the storm,
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